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Optimized Design for 3D Printed Valve Block Sheds Weight, Size and Gains Improved Performance

Not every component or product is suitable
for 3D printing, depending on its size, form
and design as well as the quantity needed.
A valve block is very suitable for 3D printing
and has a high potential for improvement in
weight, performance, and design freedom
when additively manufactured.

Customer Stories

Structural Design of Concrete Shells in Seismic Areas Using HyperWorks

Challenge: Structural optimization to design expressive structures that can safely
be employed in seismic areas

Altair Solution: Investigate shell structures

Customer Stories

Design and Optimization of a High Performance C-Class Catamaran with HyperWorks

Born in 1961, based on a challenge between
Great Britain and the United States about who
builds the fastest catamarans, the ‘C-Class’
has been the driver of many innovations in
the world of multihull sailing.

Customer Stories

Climbing the Winner’s Podium with HyperWorks

HyperWorks allows for the option to increase the stiffness of the wheel shell through the use of OptiStruct. By applying HyperWorks to
their composite design and development process the team was able to increase the stiffness of the chosen components by 10 percent while learning how to do a structu

Customer Stories

ThyssenKrupp Elevator

ThyssenKrupp Elevator wanted to explore ways to ensure that an innovative, ropeless elevator system design was as lightweight as possible in order to maximize the loading capacity of the cabins. Altair ProductDesign was selected to explore methods...

Customer Stories

Advanced Design, Analysis and Optimization of Composite Structures

With stricter requirements on performance and weight, in many cases, composite materials are now becoming the natural choice of designers and engineers given their desirable characteristics such as low weight and high strength. Material properties...

Presentations

Specialized Wins at Le Tour de France with Altair HyperWorks

Learn how Specialized analyzed and improved the aerodynamic performance as well as optimized the weight and structural efficiency of the new S-Works Venge frame.

Video Testimonials

Fatigue Life from Sine-on-Random Excitation

Fatigue life prediction of structures whose natural frequencies lie near the frequencies of the input loading requires the stress results from dynamic analyses. These analyses can be performed in either the time or the frequency domains depending ...

ATC Presentations

Re-Loc

Re-Loc is a UK based company that developed a new product to help to accelerate the process of positioning metal reinforcement bars inside concrete bricks. The Re-Loc product is a clip that fits tightly inside the brick’s cavity and attaches to th...

Customer Stories

High Performance Catamaran Design & Optimisation with HyperWorks

Team Rafale is regrouping aerospace engineers, as well as faculty members and students from ETS (Ecole de Technologie Superieure, in Montreal, Canada), who have taken on the ambitious challenge to design, build and race a C-Class catamaran in The ...

ATC Presentations

Monash Motorsport takes advantage of optimization and additive manufacturing technologies and wins again!

Since their first Australian SAE Student Racing competition in 2000, the Monash Motorsport team has steadily improved the performance of their race car. Recently the students discovered the benefits of combining Altair‘s OptiStruct optimization te...

Customer Stories

Additive Manufacturing Design & Engineering Symposium 2014

Additive Manufacturing, AM Symposium, Euromold, Technology Symbiosis, Topology optimization, Additive Manufacturing Symposium, Additive Manufacturing Design & Engineering Symposium

Presentations

EDAG: Developing Commercial Vehicles Inspired by Nature

As Germany's largest independent engineering
partner to the worldwide automotive industry,
EDAG is continuously seeking for new technology and for innovative processes to streamline vehicle development.

Customer Stories

Combining topology optimization with laser additive manufacturing reveals new potential for lightweight structures

Challenge: Development of design and optimization methods to improve components made with laser additive manufacturing methods.

Altair Solution: HyperWorks, OptiStruct, Simulation Driven Design Process

Benefits: increased material efficiency, lighter and stiffer structures, less user training

Customer Stories

Fully automated in a single process: Optimization and manufacturing of CFRP components

Use of HyperWorks and adapted threestep optimization process for Composite materials integrated in the production process

Benefits:process suitable for large volume seriesflexibility in productionshort learning curve for userslight and yet stiff components
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Customer Stories

Rolo Bikes

Rolo Bikes approached Altair ProductDesign due to its familiarity with the HyperWorks suite and expertise in the application of CAE techniques to optimize carbon fiber structures. The objective of the program was to optimize a new bike frame to ac...

Customer Stories

ATCx - Structural Optimization of Turbine Engine Components for a Competitive Advantage

Presentation on Structural Optimization of Turbine Engine Components for a CompetitiveAdvantage by Don Holcomb, Staff Engineer, at Honeywell. This was presented at ATCx West on June 18, 2014

ATC Presentations

CAE Technology Applicable to the Aerospace Industry - JEC Reprint

In this article, published on the May 2014 issue of JEC Composites Magazine, Shan Nageswaran explains why the latest version of HyperWorks® represents the most advanced evolution of computer-aided engineering (CAE) technology applicable to the aer...

Customer Stories

Creactive Design

Using Optimization to Improve the Design of a Classroom

Product design consultancy and structural engineering partner, Creactive Design, wanted to explore the possibility of utilizing optimization technologies to improve the design of a cross-functional roof for an innovative new c

Customer Stories

Danish Team Uses HyperWorks to Prove the Value of Topology Optimization for Concrete Architectural Structures

Denmark’s Aarhus School of Architecture
was interested in exploring the potential
of applying the kind of simulation-based
topology optimization used in the automotive,
aeronautical and naval industries to
architectural concrete structures and coupling
it with robotic fabrication of polystyren

Customer Stories

Phil Hall from Caterham Composites Discusses a Composite Optimization for a Racing Yacht

Phil Hall, Managing Director of Caterham Composites, discusses some of the challenges involved in the design and manufacture of carbon fiber composites for the automotive and aerospace markets. During the interview, Phil reveals details of a joint...

Videos

Daimler - Calculation of Optimal Damping Placement in a Vehicle Interior

One of the most difficult jobs of a NVH Analyst is to sift through a seemingly endless set of results and find the key conclusions that will improve a design. Different assumptions and different subsets of data can give very different conclusions....

Technical Papers

Structural Optimization Helps Launch Space Payloads

Aerospace company employs simulation software to reduce weight in the Launch Abort Manifold for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.

By Blaine E. Phipps, Michael H. Young and Nathan G. Christensen
Concept To Reality Summer/Fall 2011

Customer Stories

Simulation Streamlines Aircraft Door Development

The Eurocopter Group leverages analysis to cut design time and automate the process of developing safe aircraft closures.

By Michele Macchioni
Concept To Reality Summer/Fall 2011

Customer Stories

Design Optimization of Axles using Inspire and OptiStruct

Use Inspire to form optimization from the packaging space, performance loading and manufacturing constraints to design an axle close to production ready design. The model setup requires careful setting of axle internal component design and oil fl...

ATC Presentations

Delivering Innovation and Intelligence in Product Design

Packaging designers must constantly inject innovations to attract consumers in a constantly evolving and highly competitive market. Keeping ahead of the competition by bringing new and exciting products to market faster whilst maintaining quality,...

Technical Papers

Optimizing Aircraft Structures

Optimization technology and methods for the innovative design of efficient civilian and military aircraft.

Customer Stories

Random Vibration Procedure and Best Practices

In order to evaluate if a design is robust and meets design margins, engineers use a variety of analytical tools. Often a product’s duty cycle is not perfectly characterized but the statistics of a lifetime of excitation are known.
These excitations can cause fatigue when system level dynamics are

Presentations

Snap-Fit Optimization for Achieving Desired Insertion and Retention Forces

Snap-fits are ubiquitous engineering features used to quickly and inexpensively assemble plastic parts. The geometric, material, and contact nonlinearities associated with snap-fit problems can present modeling challenges. Quasi-static solutions w...

Technical Papers

Fast Forward Your Nonlinear Analysis with OptiStruct and HyperWorks Unlimited

Take home a modern nonlinear solver and state-of-the-art compute cluster to start revolutionizing your engineering decision-making on day one. Make agile design decisions, boost throughput, and reduce
time-to-market by combining the modern nonlinear solver capabilities of OptiStruct with Altair’s H

Brochures

Design Lightweight and Efficient Stamping Dies with Topology Optmization

Ford Otosan in Turkey designs big stamping dies with the help of topology optimization using OptiStruct. Weight savings of 20% were possible on their first attempt to try optimization on a new stamping part.

Video Testimonials

Workflow Integration of Total Materia in the HyperWorks Environment

This webinar presents a detailed look at how Total Materia can be used to decrease risk and increase efficiency as an integrated tool within the Altair environment. Focusing on two main integration and connection possibilities, the webinar will sh...

Webinars

Different Level of Fatigue Analysis 

Presentation by Professor Darrel Socie, Consultant and Hariprasad Gowda, OptiStruct Program Manager - Aerospace at Altair.

In this presentation, we will discuss why there so many fatigue tools on the market and which ones are best.

ATC Presentations, Videos

Training - CAD Based Parametric Optimisation Using SimLab St & HyperStudy

CAD Based Parametric Optimisation Using SimLab St & HyperStudy

Webinars

Robot Bike Co.

Developing a Fully Customizable, Additively Manufactured Mountain Bike

Customer Stories

Improving Composite Design and Simulation Efficiency with Multiscale Designer

Dr. Jan-Philipp Fuhr - Managing Partner, Cikoni talks about developing a methodology to analyze and predict composite matrix and fiber failure using Altair OptiStruct and Multiscale Designer resulting in improved accuracy and simulation efficiency...

Customer Stories, Video Testimonials

Simulation with Certainty

Altair solver technology helps to unleash the limitless potential of the creative mind. We seek through our technology to inspire and empower people to solve the greatest engineering challenges.

Presentations

ESAComp-HyperWorks Interface Recommended Workflows

The use of the ESAComp-HyperWorks interface for enhanced post-processing of laminated composite structures is introduced.

Brochures, Product Collateral

Medical Auto Injector

Nolato specializes in polymer-based product design and manufacturing to virtually design a device to automatically inject medicines, such as insulin for diabetic patients. Within this presentation different aspects of the product design cycle are ...

Customer Stories, Videos

Polaris Reduces Weight of Snowmobile Structures Up to 40% with solidThinking Inspire and OptiStruct

Polaris, based in Roseau, Minn., is a
renowned manufacturer of snowmobiles,
and its Snowmobile Chassis Structures
Group is engaged in design and testing that supports three different platform teams with chassis solutions for each set of requirements. Computer-based design and finite element (FE)

Customer Stories
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